Barrowland Ballroom Features
Friday 16 February 2001
Paul Rodgers and his Band (all from
wonderful Seattle) put on an "Outta sight"- show for all of
us Hippies and Rockers, performing a nice mix of Free, Bad
Company and The Firm - pieces with hardly any time left for his
new stuff, e.g. "My Brother Jake", "Bad Company" etc etc
It was good to see that one
of the Greats survived the "Free Sex and other
paraphernalia - Era" and looked pretty good with it.
I can only assume he kept himself fit by not
smoking; the Barrowlands audience was asked not to light up during the
show and only one cloud of smoke gave away a true desperado who just
didn't give a hoot about Paul's vocal chords.
His onstage fitness regime featured
the "mike"-stand which was twirled several times, thrown up
in the air & caught, all to perfection and a piano which
was wheeled onto the stage during the first of two encores and
which was mainly used for him to jump up on and show off his
silver trousers. I have seen plenty of gigs but that was a first
The only disappointment was that Paul ran
out of time to do "Wishing Well" which would have taken
the audience over the edge (ok, the Hippies would have nodded their
heads a bit faster) and would made this an even more memorable evening.
Keep on Rocking & come back soon,
Mary Lou xxx
Review by Mary Lou
Official Paul Rodgers Site
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